I had a vision a few months ago that I would like to share. At the time, I was battling so much falsehood that other people had put in my head. About God. Different kinds of idolatry and false gospels. God did very, very much to save me at this time, because I was so confused. I felt completely blind, and all I could do was to cry and scream to God "I can't find you! Where are you? I'm so confused!" I kept studying Scripture, and I tried to hold on to what I know, but there was so much doubt and confusion in my mind. And I heard all these voices in my head, pretending to be God. I knew they weren't Him, because I know His voice, all of His sheep do. But it was like I had been taken over by fear and insecurity. I felt like I was going crazy.
Then I saw this:
I was walking beside a river in a forest, and the river was very, very calm. Then I saw what looked like Jesus standing there. I knew in my heart it wasn't the true Jesus, but I walked to him anyway, out of curiosity and insecurity (what if I've been wrong all along?), and he turned into Satan and attacked me. He disappeared. Then another one was there, and he also turned into Satan. Then I heard another false Jesus telling me to get into the river and swim in it, but I didn't want to (this is confirmation of some falsehood I once exposed), so instead I walked on it. The false Christ then turned into Satan and attacked me and knocked me over, expecting me to lose faith and drown I guess. But I was just floating on the surface. I then got up, and looked down on the surface. I couldn't see my own reflection, only the reflection of the sky. And I felt completely free. Then different false Christ's tried to call me in different directions, and I hesitated, but then wanted to run to them just to see if any of then was really Jesus. Then they all turned into Satan and I heard God saying, as if coming from nowhere and inside of me, and from Heaven, all at the same time "they will always turn into Satan!". And I calmed down. And then demons appeared in the forest that was surrounding me. I asked God in fear "where are Your angels?" And then lots of angels appeared all around me. They had been there all the time, but I just couldn't see them. They all bowed down to me as if to serve me, but not me, but Christ. And I fully realised what He was telling me. I then saw the gates of Heaven in the sky. Then the angels fought off the demons and the vision ended.
There is a lot in the vision I could talk about, and I could share Scripture, but I will keep it short. What I want to share is:
All of these false Christ's actually represents different people in my life, constantly feeding me falsehood about who God is, false doctrines etc, and what I was doing at the time was listening to it out of doubt and fear of man, and becoming deceived by it.
God then told me to always keep the faith that He has given me, no matter what anyone says. Always focus on the Gospel that is in Scripture. Don't listen to falsehood, but expose it!
I was reminded of something that God once told me. "When the enemy wants to overthrow you, don't look away!" I had no idea what that meant at the time, but I realized it when I kept looking away. From Him, from Jesus, from His Throne. Keep my eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, at all times. Not on me, not on other people, not on the doctrines of men, but on Him, and on Scripture. And remember that we have a high calling in Christ. His authority is ours to use. For His Glory, not for our own glory. And only as long as we are living for Him, according to His Ways. And the Holy Angels are there to protect us and minister to us, because we are servants of the Living God, doing His work. We have nothing to fear from the enemy, as long as we don't give in to his lies. And when I was standing on the river, walking on water, not even able to see myself I realized just how much Christ is in me, and I am in Him, because He has helped me die to myself so that He could become alive in me. That is the true Jesus Christ. I've known Him, because He is my Shepherd, and I have to keep trusting that.
This is true for everyone. Keep your eyes on Christ and on Heaven, ALWAYS! Listen to HIS voice! No matter what anyone says, God's Word is our foundation. There is so much deception today, so stay true to Jesus Christ at any cost. Don't give in to doubts about whether the Holy Bible is really true, or whether God's promises are for today. They are, and we need to have strong faith now more than ever! Ask God your questions, ask Him for wisdom, seek His voice, seek His guidance! Rely on His protection, and surrender to the Holy Spirit.
I'm still battling much confusion from this period of my life, so this memory is a little blurry. I'm missing details. But I wanted to share it. It feels valuable.
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